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. >> jonathan hunt reporting on the passing of nelson mandela. i mentioned we learned this morning that he was gravely ill. he had been in a hospital for weeks on end. his family had gathered. his daughter at least believed the last days were upon them. in fact she said he is on his death bed. after a quarter till midnight in south africa, the president made the announcement the civil rights icon and leader to the world had passed. >> i'm shere shepherd smith in york. we have learn ed from the president of south africa that the civil rights icon nelson mandela died a short time ago at the age of 95. mandela was the first black president of south africa and an enduring icon of the struggle against racial opposition. he died according to the announcement of the governor leaving the nation without the moral center at a time of growing dissatisfaction with the country's leaders. those words lead the new york sometimes article that came out moments ago. mr. mandela spent 27 years in prison after being convicted of treason. by negotiating with captors after his release in 1990, mandela led the a
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